Chateau GazinAll products from this vendor
According to legend, the Château Gazin was built on the ruins of the Hôpital de Pomeyrols, which were built by the Knights of the Order of Malta in the 12th century. Since the beginning of the last century, this estate has been owned by the Bailliencourts dit Courcol family. Château Gazin is located in the eastern part of the Pomerol commune where soils are rich in clay and limestone. The vineyards of the Château Gazin estate cover 26 hectares (large by local standards) and are adjacent to the vineyards of L'Evangile and Pétrus. The wine is made from a mixture of Merlot (80%), Cabernet Franc (15%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) grapes. The grapes are grown here in a traditional way, and the wine is aged in oak barrels (50% new) for 15-18 months.
Cabernet FrancAll products from this varietal
A single-varietal Cabernet Franc wine has medium body and exhibit graphite, green bell pepper and red licorice notes, with darker wines showing more cigar and leather flavors.
Pomerol is the smallest appellation in Bordeaux. It doesn’t use any classification systems - it's all democracy here. Houses like Petrus and Le Pin have truly earned their cult status in the wine world. Merlot is the dominant grape here. The soil is mostly gravel, some clay can only be found near the Saint Emilion region. Wines are rich, silky, with a dark, deep colour, nice acidity and tannins. The aroma is composed of juicy dark plums and cream. The best samples are made for long ageing.
Bordeaux wines are considered to be the most prestige and renowned in the world. The region is mainly known for its dry red wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, and one can almost always find the word Château (French for „castle”) on Bordeaux wine labels. In order to understand the style of wine most desirable for your taste, it is recommended to try different samples from the Left as well as the Right Bank of The Gironde. Both banks differ not only with different soil, but also with the share of specific wines. There are several classifications in Bordeaux but the main one, introduced in 1855, hasn’t changed since and still impacts wine prices nowadays. A few years later, in 1936, an alternative classification system - Crus Bourgeois - was established. Bordeaux is known for a commerce praxis called en primeur - it means that a buyer can purchase wines immediately after harvest and prior to production for a substantially lower price, thus obtaining the opportunity to sell them for a larger profit later in the future. Bordeaux wines can be described as big, complex and with a strong character, but very friendly at the same time so that each and every wine lover could find something tasty and suitable for a great wine night.